Team of the Year
Awarded annually to an ICBA team to recognize their outstanding accomplishments and who embrace the values of ICBA and inspire others to be strong leaders both on and off the baseball field.
Past Season's Recipient
12U Tier 1
The Guelph Royals 12U AAA team completed their season with a final record of 40-5. The team started off the season with a tournament victory in the Milton Royal and Orange AAA tournament in May. The team had an undefeated record, topping the Oakville A's in the finals. They also had a strong showing at the Kevin Siddall Memorial Invitational tournament in Windsor at the beginning of June. The team went undefeated during the round robin and semi-finals, but lost a tough battle to Leaside in the finals of the tournament. The Royals amassed a 21-3 record in league play throughout the year finishing in 1st place in the standings. After a first-round bye in the ICBA playoffs, the Royals beat Woodstock and Brantford both in 2-0 sweeps to claim the T1 ICBA Championship. The team was riding a hot streak entering the AAA OBAs in Markham over the Labour Day weekend. The Royals suffered a narrow loss to Burlington in the opening game of the OBAs, but managed to rattle off 4 consecutive wins to return to the finals. As fate might have it, the Royals were able to exact a measure of revenge topping Burlington 5-3 in the finals and claimed the OBA AAA